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Fan

Object Name: Fan with box
Date: 1870-1900
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Medium: Mother of pearl, silk, lace, paint, metal, cardboard
Dimensions: Overall (fan, opened): 22 × 12 × 1 in. (55.9 × 30.5 × 2.5 cm) Container (box): 1 3/4 × 12 1/8 × 1 5/8 in. (4.4 × 30.8 × 4.1 cm)
Place made: Europe, France, Paris
Description: Fan with mother of pearl guards and sticks, lace-trimmed beige silk leaf with rustic landscape with figures, including an amorous couple at center, painted in pink and white, and metal handle; rectangular white satin-covered cardboard box.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Ann Wickes Brewer
Object Number: 1970.32b
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Marks: handwritten in ink: on inner edge of one guard: "GESLIN A PARIS" painted: on obverse of leaf: "Ch Savoye" stamped in gold: inside lid of box: "GESLIN / MAISON DORÉE"

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This fan was formerly in the collection of Mrs. Forsyth Wickes.